Things to do in Chicago Jan 26-Feb 1: The Mix



“Wuthering Heights” at the World Stage Series 2023 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

World Stage Series at Chicago Shakespeare Theater We’re back with Emily Brontë’s reimaging of Wise Children “Wuthering Heights”. Set in the rugged wilderness of Yorkshire, this critically acclaimed love story between Catherine and Heathcliff combines live music, dance and puppetry to create a modern-day revenge tragedy. Directed by Emma Rice. January 27-February 19 at Navy Pier, Chicago Shakespeare Theater at 800 E. Grand.Tickets: $59-$106. Visit

next Goodman Theater by Lydia R. Diamond “Toni Stone” A drama about the first woman to play professional baseball, determined to overcome the racist and sexist barriers to play in a black league in the mid-20th century. Tracy Bonner stars as Stone. Directed by Ron O.J. Person. January 28-February 26 Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn.Tickets: $25-$80. Visit goodman

Will Kosky (Jack) and Lucy Panouch (Little Red Riding Hood) appear in “Into the Woods” at the Paramount Theatre.

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine “Into the Woods” A clever reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Co-directed by Jim Cauty and Trent Stork. From February 1 through March 19 he will be at the Paramount Theater, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. Tickets: $28 to $79.visit

Radarion Williams drama “Boulevard of Bold Dreams” It’s set on the night of the 1940 Academy Awards, when Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Oscar. From February 1st to March 19th timeline theater, 615 W. Wellington.Tickets: $42-$57. Visit timeline

Starring Alexis J. Roston “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” An intimate cabaret performance with Billie Holiday features musical numbers and reminiscences. Co-directed by Christopher Chase Carter and Roston. January 27th to February 26:00 Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport.Tickets: $60-$70. Visit Mercury Theater

First Folio Theater Present Anne Nobles “And I have no wings to fly.” Set in 1950s Ireland, the drama follows a young woman (Haley Rice) who abandons her dreams of a college education and returns home to care for her father (David Rice). Directed by Heather Crisler. January 25th to February 26:00 Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st, Oak Brook. Tickets: $49, $59.visit

Simran Deokule (left to right), Kianna Rose, and Isabelle Muthiah perform in ‘Radial Gradient’ at the Shattered Globe Theatre.

Shattered Grove Theater World premiere of Jasmine Sharma’s introspective drama “Radial gradation” After a hate crime at a liberal American university, three women take part in research to try to make a positive difference. Directed by Grace Dolezal-Ng. From January 27th to March 11th at Theater Wit, W. Belmont 1229. Tickets: $45.visit

“The Legend of Georgia McBride” Matthew Lopez’s music-filled comedy about an Elvis impersonator who learns a lot about show business from a drag show performer. Directed by Donterio Johnson. January 26th to March 4th Metropolis Performing Arts Center, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. Tickets: $45.visit

Chicago Opera Theater Benjamin Britten’s Comic Opera kicks off the 50th anniversary season “Albert Haring” A whimsical tale about a young man who takes his first steps towards independence after being ridiculed for being crowned the Making at the town’s spring festival.Tickets: $25+. Visit


Patty Griffin

Texas singer-songwriter Patty Griffin has created a songbook that explores the moments and emotions that bring us together. Her brand is a luscious folk sound with gospel, country and rock accents. parker millsap Open Jan 26-27 at 8pm Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. Tickets: $75.visit

Wynton Marsalis.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Return with two programs. The first features a collaboration with oud master Nasir Shama (January 27th) to celebrate the traditions of Arab music and swing. The second is the All Duke Ellington Program (January 28th).both at 8pm Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan.Tickets: $75+. Visit

A former Avondale post office turned music venue Sleeping Village, celebrate the 5th anniversary party with weekend performances: Squirrel Flower, Dearly Somber, Soft and Dumb (January 26th). Sextile, Club Drippy (January 27th), Plaid, Matchess and a DJ set by DJ Abstract Science. All shows are at 8:00 pm at the Sleeping Village at 3734 W. Belmont. Ticket prices vary.visit sleeping


“Black Driver Green Book” is an exhibit about the guidebook first published in 1936. This guidebook was an essential resource for providing black travelers with hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and cultural attractions across the country to accommodate business. Through artifacts, historical footage, and first-hand testimonies, viewers can experience the realities of travel during this period. The set of projections also highlights the Chicago area’s “Green Book” sites. From January 29th to April 23rd Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods, Skokie.Admission: $6-$18. Visit


of Chicago Architecture Center hosts the 14th edition of A film festival of architecture and design. It features 15 films that not only explore the impact of design on the worlds of art, fashion, architecture, urban planning and housing, but also delve into the lives and work of global design visionaries. February 1-5 at the Chicago Architecture Center (111 E. Wacker). Tickets: $20/film.visit

of of the Chicago Film Institute The season continues with more of the usual eclectic rarities and classic offerings. Paradise” (February 8), Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Zabriskie Point” (February 13), and Edgar G. Ulmer’s “The Black Cat”. ” (February 22), etc. At each venue until April 24th. For a complete list of movies, venues and ticket prices, please visit:

family fun

A scene from the new animated movie “Edward the Tap Dancing Elephant”.

Courtesy Chicago Children’s Theater

“Edward the Tap Dancing Elephant” is a captivating new video brought to you by Chicago Children’s Theater and a musician Ralph Covert (“Ralph’s World”). The titular pachyderm is said to be unable to live the dream, but he sneaks out of the zoo, meets tap-dancing idols, and has his sights set on stardom. Features a green screen dance with her Time Brickey on tap her star. Watch the free video at chicagochildren

Bronzeville Children’s Museum (9301 S. Stony Island) is a unique space for children that offers a guided tour format that is not only fun but also emphasizes the educational message of the exhibits. Exhibits include ‘You Are What You Eat’, ‘African American Inventors’, ‘STEM Rocks’ and ‘Provident Hospital’. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM with an hourly tour schedule. Admission: $5.visit Bronzeville Children’s


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